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Pilot trial brings together older adults and preschoolers, inspired by television show

Psychologists and geriatricians from UNSW, University of Sydney and Griffith University will spend 10 weeks within the school term at St Nics’ Christian Preschool in Coogee as part of an Australian first pilot trial bringing together older adults and preschoolers to assess the mutual health benefits of intergenerational activity, such as reducing frailty and depression.

3 days

by Freya Lucas

ACER author Coral Campbell speaks with The Sector about the value of STEM in ECEC

The Sector recently spoke with author and academic, Coral Campbell, about the value of STEM in early childhood education and care (ECEC), and her perspectives on weaving STEM into everyday learning.

3 weeks

by Freya Lucas

US researcher dedicates post grad to learning about how educators use planning time

A PhD student from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln has dedicated her post graduate studies to learning more about the unique demands of early childhood teachers when it comes to planning time, exploring workplace support of planning/non-contact time — a widely overlooked portion of early childhood teachers’ (ECTs) workdays.

3 months

by Freya Lucas

ELLA - the early learning language tool supporting services to embed lifelong learning

Culture is one of the cornerstones of identity. Children arrive at early childhood education and care (ECEC) services with a home life and story which is often rich in culture and tradition.

3 months

by Freya Lucas

How children describe their role in organising the materials in a kindergarten classroom

Early childhood teachers have many roles in a classroom – mentor, therapist, nurse, scientist, and judge, to name a few – but one of the main roles is teaching the foundational skills through organising and providing resources in the classroom space.

4 months

by Freya Lucas

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